MLB rumors: Minnesota Twins looking into signing Matt Garza

Sep 18, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;  Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) reacts in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Despite committing $84 million to multiple starting pitchers this offseason, the Minnesota Twins aren’t done.

They reportedly still have interest in Bronson Arroyo and Masahiro Tanaka and now are ‘kicking the tires‘ on fellow starter, Matt Garza:

Word from MLB contact: Minnesota Twins again kicking tires on Garza. Willing to pay high $. But same concern as before: don’t want to do big years.

Unlike a lot of pitchers still remaining on the market (Arroyo, for instance), Garza doesn’t come with draft pick compensation attached as the Texas Rangers did not extend him a qualifying offer. So, it’s a bit perplexing as to why a player of Garza’s calibar is still available unless he’s simply out-pricing himself which could be the case.

Garza spent the first two seasons of his Major League career with the Minnesota Twins before eventually moving on to Tampa Bay, Chicago and Texas.

Owner of a career 3.84 ERA (which looks even more impressive considering the vast majority of his career came in the American League), Garza should cash in when the time comes, though he may need to wait for a Tanaka signing so the market is set.

Topics: Matt Garza, Minnesota Twins

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  • Mike Garone

    Interesting .. if they do .. will r looking at 500 plus baseball ..think Ryan is going to make a trade .. we need a bat or two.. should be in most games .. but if average is 4 era for team not sure twins offense can score enough runs… unless we get a few surprises from the kids ..

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